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Indepth features analytical articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics relevant to gender, technology and ICT policy. This is the place for articles that provide an informed, well-reasoned feminist perspective, with a strong focus on the global South.

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Linking feminists in Eastern Europe with technology

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 2,383 views
An interview with Natasa Stevanic and Milica Gudovic [milNat] from Women’s Information Technology Transfer (WITT).
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Reflecting on ICTs, Women’s Activism and Silences at Beijing +10 - Interview with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,806 views
Jac sm Kee speaks with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza of the International
Women’s Tribune Centre about her work using ICTs, and her thoughts on issues of gender and ICT (information and communications technology) policy as well as the challenges facing women’s movements in this respect.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Politicising ICTs in the Women's Rights Movement - Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,710 views
Interview with Lydia Alpízar Durán, Feminist Organizational Development Program Coordinator of AWID (Association of Women in Development) on her thoughts about the relationship between ICTs and movement building in women’s human rights, at the Beijing +10 process, 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York.
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kaca

Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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New gender and ICT policy monitor helps women make ICT policy a priority

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 2,071 views
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) can assist in bringing food to the table or promoting a reproductive rights agenda and more women need to be involved in the drafting of technology policy. GenderIT.org is a new portal for women and policy-makers just launched by the APC WNSP, APC's women's programme. GenderIT.org is a practical tool for women's organisations so that ICT policy...

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ICTs for Grassroots: Women from South Asia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 4,081 views
Like bright flowers in a grey space, the grassroots women of India livened up February’s Prepcom proceedings and it wasn’t just their stylish saris that did the trick. Undaunted by the suits and officialdom of Geneva’s UN machinery, these Indian representatives vigorously demonstrated the value of ICTs in their working lives and made a cogent case for finances to build more equitable ICT...

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Brazilian women climb in science, but few reach the top

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 2,398 views
Gender equality in Brazilian science is increasing up to doctorate level but few women hold senior scientific posts, according to figures released by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the National Institute for Educational Studies and Research (INEP).
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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What’s Gender got to do with IT?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 3,989 views
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are being used by women’s organisations to communicate their own agendas and perspectives in order to effect women’s empowerment and social change. But women also need to be involved in the policy processes that define access to and use of these ICTs. This was the message of participants in a panel hosted by the Association for Progressive...
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Magaly Pazello

Associate researcher at EMERGE Communication & Emergence Research Center, Fluminense Federal

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The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Ministerial Preparatory Conference for the World Summit on the Information Society, from the point of view of the NGOs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 3,141 views
The Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference (one of the Preparatory Conferences for the World Summit on the Information Society) was held in Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from the 29th to the 31st of January, 2003. In this article, Magaly Pazello, a member of the DAWN network, makes a report of the event and points out the small participation of women's groups and feminist...
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MaríaSToro

Maria Suárez Toro tiene una extensa historia como activista por los derechos humanos de las mujer

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Where is women´s “J” spot?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 5,098 views
As the international community prepares to join the United Nation’s 49th Session of the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW), women media practitioners are asking: where is women’s “J” spot? Despite the fact that the latform for Action (PFA) contemplates Section “J” in Chapter 3, about Women and Media, the issue is hardly found in the provisional agenda for the evaluation process. The U.N....

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Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years of effort to change the situation?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:18 | 4,695 views
The European Symposium on Gender & ICT started as an 'ad hoc' invitation in 2003, with organisers expecting 10-20 participants. Instead, more than 100 abstracts were received and participants came from "all over the world". The scenario repeated itself this year, with people from Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, USA as well as Europe. A great opportunity to meet researchers as well as women...